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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers striker Ryan Lowe

Ryan Lowe scored late on against former club MK Dons to move Tranmere four points clear of the relegation places.

The home side dominated possession, Ben Reeves testing Owain Fon Williams early on from the edge of the box.

Daniel Powell missed a great chance to put the Dons in front when he lifted the ball over the bar, having been played in by Samir Carruthers.

Dons were made to pay for their missed chances when, in injury time, Lowe tapped in from Jake Cassidy's cut-back.

That was the 35-year-old striker's 16th goal of the season, taking him level with Peterborough's Britt Assombalonga and new Wolves signing Leon Clarke as League One's joint top scorer on 15 for the season.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 5Hodson
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Gleeson
  • 24Kay
  • 23Spence
  • 22Carruthers
  • 12Reeves
  • 17PowellSubstituted forMcLeodat 71'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forAlliat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 10Chadwick
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeod
  • 14Alli
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 29Pennington
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 18Jennings
  • 32Arthurworrey
  • 4TaylorBooked at 62mins
  • 22Koumas
  • 8Wallace
  • 14Cassidy
  • 9LoweBooked at 90mins
  • 20KennedySubstituted forKirbyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 5Goodison
  • 10Robinson
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
7,460

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Booking

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Daniel Powell.

Attempt saved. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jake Cassidy.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Booking

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Bamidele Alli replaces Dean Bowditch.

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

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4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10MK Dons28106124142-136
11Gillingham29105143949-1035
12Coventry2712875547834
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City28512114046-627
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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